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Republicans Have to Know That Francis Isn’t Just ‘Obama’s Pope’

When Francis addresses Congress, Republicans will dismiss him as a liberal. But acting on climate change, refugees—that’s not Obama’s agenda, it’s …

29 Healthier Versions Of The Best Fall Desserts

Sweet corn and pumpkin are a baker's best friends.

Dessert

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Winnipeg

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Rumination on steak not very juicy

<i>Sacre bleu</i>, a two-hour French documentary about steak. Be still, your cholesterol-laden heart.<p>The only remotely engaging thing about “Steak (R)evolution” are the plaintive eyes of the cows. They somehow fail to understand that the steak revolution or the steak evolution (or whatever it is that …

“Mistress America” and the Art of Making a Living as an Artist

Noah Baumbach’s new film, “Mistress America,” which he and Greta Gerwig co-wrote, is a masterwork of entrepreneurial cinema. One of its two protagonists is an energetic, fanciful New York woman of thirty, Brooke Cardinas (Gerwig), who dreams of starting a business—a restaurant-café that would be a …

Why the Zac Efron EDM movie 'We Are Your Friends' is more 'Foxes' than 'Saturday Night Fever'

The style of music known as EDM, short for electronic dance music, can sometimes be made by someone alone on a laptop with a pair of headphones, then played at throbbing volume for enormous high-energy crowds. That tension between intimacy and boisterousness motivates a lot of the movie "We Are …

Amazon Underground aims to make Android apps and games 'actually free'

In-app purchases may have become the dominant way for developers to make money from charging for their apps, but Amazon’s new app takes a sledgehammer to the model.<p>Well, in a sense. Amazon Underground is an app for Android smartphones that offers a catalogue of apps and games with their in-app …

Apps

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high.<p>Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Artist stunningly colorizes old photos with a whimsical twist

Accomplished photographer and digital artist Jane Long does not simply colorize old photographs, she creates new works of art using old scenes.<p>Her …

Photography

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Six National Geographic Photographers and the Lions They’ve Seen

Magnificent. Exceptional. Skilled. Relentless. Powerful. Life-changing. These are just some of the words six National Geographic photographers used when describing lions they had encountered during their careers. The recent killing of Cecil, a 13-year-old lion from Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, …

Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow?

There are about 550 species of shark in the oceans. Around twelve percent of them glow.<p>These luminous fish belong to two groups: the kitefin sharks and the lanternsharks. They are little creatures, no bigger than 50 centimeters long, and they feed on small fish, squid, and crustaceans. They also …

Zoology

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

The people ‘possessed’ by computers

What would happen if a computer could take over a human body? David Robson meets an “echoborg” – a strange experiment that reveals our future with artificial intelligence.<p>Sophia Ben-Achour looks like a typical London student. She has short, brown hair, dancing eyes and a wide smile. We talk about …

Artificial Intelligence

President Obama Visits Prison in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

What 'Let's be clear' really means

British politicians love the word "clearly." Whenever one of them begins a sentence with "clearly," what follows is almost certainly the most debatable and non-obvious point of his or her argument. "Clearly, the Cameron government have made tremendous progress on health and education." Used in this …

Greek bailout moves ahead after Germany gives its backing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's proposed bailout cleared further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

The Camera Behind the New Pluto Photos

How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth<p>For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there—even knew its size and gravity—but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic …

Solar System

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

Solar System

USWNT demolishes Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup: Three takeaways

The US deserved it, and Japan had no chance. Sweet revenge.<p>The USWNT, after 16 years, are at the summit of women's soccer. With a jaw-dropping …